Th warm sunny weather continues with an early temperature of 15°C as I took the dog for a walk through the village.Overhead was c30 Swift, juveniles building up along with adults ready for the long journey South in a couple of weeks. There were several groups of House Martins also feeding for their later journey.
I then walked on to the viaduct overlooking Hewenden Reservoir where there were more Swifts,Swallows and House Martins.A Kestrel was in a tree looking for food and a Sparrowhawk flew down to the reservoir overflow where there was a couple of Moorhen.There were ten BH Gulls on the dam wall and at the other side were Canadas and Mallard plus a Mute Swan.A walk round the reservoir produced GSW,Linnet,Bullfinch,Goldfinch,Jay and Willow Warbler.
|Canadas & Mallards|
|Hewenden Reservoir 15/7/2018|